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before the election, he is saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle cl
>> here is president obama beginning his campaign stop in san francisco. meeting greeting supporters at the airport. this is probably his only bay area appearance however where no one had to pay in order to see him. good evening. the president has 3 big fundraisers this eveni. first was at 4:00 o'clock at the intercontinental hotel. 25 supporters payed 40,000 dollars a rson to meet him. then president obama headed over t bill gram pacific auditorium for 2 event. dinner with celebrity chefs that cost 2 20,000 dollars per person then concert tonight with john legend and san francisco own michael frantic. president is due to speak about 40 minutes from now. we plan to bring some of this to you live. in the meantime the edence is presenti debate lasweek was a ge changer. at ast for the mome. west poll from the research zeros shows romney pulling ahead for the first time. 29 days before the election. president plan to turn his campaign around is the last though. here's jay tappe tapper. >>reporter: president obama sending a message to his supporters about last we
. president obama is on his way to ohio after taking off from san francisco airport this morning after a fundraising trip to the bay area. vic lee has the latest. >> reporter: president obama left san francisco aboard air force one this morning with his campaign coffers filled with cash. it was his 12th visit to the city another brief but lucrative trip. >> money is going to the swing stat and calornia ha beco te bankg state. ifou loo at where the most money has come, not only for obama but for romney, california is number one. >> reporter: it began last night with a roundtable for 25 wealthy donors. each patron paid $40,000. then the president met with 100 people who paid $20,000 each to have dinner with him in the bill graham civic auditorium. outside the venue, 100 people staged protests against various policies, from the use of drones in pakistan, to the federal crackdown on marijuana. >> the president: i love you back thank yu everybody! >> reporter: the esident ended the day at a concert for 6,000 supporters at the auditorium tickets started at $200 per person. he alluded to his
. ♪ >>> tonight the first of three debates takes place between president obama and mitt romney starting at 6:00 right here. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the last time president obama and mitt romney met face-to-face was during the 2008 campaign season many tonight, four years later, they meet again in their first presidential debate, it is a critical moment with the race still very close according to the latest poll. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and compassionate and connect with the audience. the president is about mannerisms and style. >> reporter: while the candidates go through last minute debate preps, a speech obama gave in 2007 has resurfaced conservative website posted the entire video last night. critics call itacily disive. he contrastedhow families in new orleans were treated by the government after hurricane katrina coaredto new yo city redents ater 91 >> wt isappening in new orleans. where is your dollars? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause tells me that somehow the people in new orleans they don't
dollars that's how much the president raid in san francisco in just one day. president obama appeared at the bill gram civic auditorium for the third final fundraiser of the day. objective, fire up the troops. >> hello san francisco. we are here because we have got some work to do. we are hear because we have got an election to win. >>reporter: this is mr. obama sixth fundraising from i hope to san francisco this year. i arrived at sfo before 2:00 p.m. . then headed straight to the intercontinental hotel where 25 people paid 40,000 dollars each for a meet and greet with the president. those who didn't want to fork out that kind of cash made their way to the bill gram civic auditorium for one of 2 events. 20,000 dollar per plate dinner and 200 dollar per person rally. people say because of the president lack luster debit performance last week, the support and money are needed now more than ever. >> after the debate i thought if romney got elected and i hadn't done everything i could to help i would never for give myself. >>reporter: that's why you are hear day. yes. definit
and katie perry in the audience as president obama makes fun of his own debate performance.@p@po'u]+w87@çoj >>> 30 ds to go and both candidates are enjoying new momentum tonight. governor romney is drawing his biggest crowd yet. >> 9,000 supporters jammed the town square, 6,000 last night, all ready to turn the president out of office. >> you hear hisnswers or non-answers. now, of course, days later we are hearin hi excuses and nxt january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> team romney is feeling the momentum from his debate performance and obama campaign is admitting even the president realizes he didn't perform at his peak. >> i think you can assume he reviewed the tape and it will inform how he handled these subsequent debate. >> the unemployment rate went below 78% and he broken record by raising $181 million just in septemr. it's an issue from the debate >> governo romney' central economic plan calls for a five trillion tax cut. >> i don't have a five trillion tax cut. >> that has campaigns arguing. what is the truth? romney does want to cut tax rates, th
challenger mitt romney is focusing on foreign policy. today he said mr. obama's failure to protect american embassy workers in libya led to the death of ambassador chris stevens last month. >> reporter: mitt romney shifted his focus today to foreign policy. >> the tax on our consulate on september 11th, 2012 was likely the work of force as fill ed with those who atack our homeland on september 11th, 2001 this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam, despite ministration's attempts to convince of us of that. >> reporter: the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue. the republican contender used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in th debate theame poll found voters ovwhelngly sd romy won't debate, the biggest debate win ever recorded by gallup. bigger than clinton's 4
. >>> president obama just wrapped up a rally in denver even if he lost last night according to analysts. mitt romney riding new wave of momentum into the swing state of virginia brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake then turned into an aggressive assault by mitt romney as he went after the president's last four years in office. >> middle income americans have been buried, crushed. >> reporter: he described the programs he would cut. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like you too but i'm not going to keep skpepbding money -- to keep spending money on things to borrow to pay for it. >> the president: five million jobs in the auto sector eated housg has begun to rise. >> repter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like these can wipe the slate clean watch h
rate is the lowest since president obama took office. karen travers is in washington with the impact. >> reporter: could this be a game-changer in the presidential race? for the first time in nearly four years the unemployment rate fell below 8%. unlike previous months when the rate dropped because people gave up looking for work. this was due to substantial increase in employment. >> most folks are going to work, they believe enough in this economy to seek or get jobs that's really significant. >> reporter: the nation added 114,000 jobs in september, modest number about wt economists were expecting. the government reported upward revision for july and august. 86,000 jobs added over those two months. after president obama's weak debate performance wednesday, democrats are hoping this positive economic news can be a potential boost. >> the president: today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to sre a few political points. it is a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: mitt romney responded to the jobs report, this is no
and which could have problems. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's first presidential debate. crews were putting finishing touches on the stage today. analysts don't expect the debate to exchange many mind there are very few undecided voters and debates are rarely game-changers. the fact that the two are engaging each other directly for the first time should draw the attention of millions of americans. abc news will bring live coverage starting at 6:00 here on abc7. >>> some people for the hot weather, some against. meteorologist mike nicco nonpartin. >>> just bringing you the facts, ladies. let's look out and show what is going on if you don't like the heat you won't want to know that it is warmer now than this time yesterday. we'll talk about record heat today and the big cooling trend and when it comes to your neighborhood. >>> plus, the start of a busy week on the bay. the boats and planes arriving today. >>> would you pay $100 to check a bag? we'll te you now avoid that hefty fee on one airline. >>> there's going to
a tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> the other big story tonight the great debate. president obama and governor romney fight over taxes and the economy. good evening. i'm dan ashley. let's get the latest on this tonight from abc 7 news political reporter mark matthews. it was an interesting exchange. >> it was clear right from the start that mitt mitt romney sae debate as a chance to shake up the race and came out aggressive and prepared and put the president on the defensive for much of the 90 minutes. >> president obama and mitt romney went head to head. the candidates boiled down their economic arguments. >> governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes skewed towards the wealthy and roll back regulations that we will be better off. i have got a different view. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he d when ran four years guy. if you will, trickle down government would work. that is not the right answer for america. >> romney's comments about the 47% have take and toll on his campaign even before the leaked video polls showed that americans thought
and renewed push to build their smaldonor base. in a very frank admission obama campaign will make strategic changes after the disappointing showing last night. political pundit are just as blunt. >> i don't know what he was diagnose out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the doe bait rather than fighting it. >> it lookedike mney wanted to be there and president didn't want to be there. >> when you go to 5000 feet and you only have a few hours to adjust i don't know. >> good or bad mitt romney and -- did room any and the president tell the truth last night. mark tonight with the fact check. >> president accused romney of proposing tax cut for the rich that will hurt the middle class. >> average middle class family with children would pay 2000 dollars more. >>reporter: fact check. president numbers are shakey. 5 trillion is romney proposed tax cut over the next 10 years. the president number assumes that there will be no change from increased economic growth. when it came to the health care debate romney made a similar assumption. >> i can't understand how you can cut medicare
selling nours on union square for squix years and not a experter of president obama but he does see what is happening on the street. >> worst is or. >>reporter: the president the new numbers shift aattention ayfrom lack luster performance and positive news on what is the single biggest issue in the election. >> more americans enter the work force. more people getting jobs. >>reporter: outside this store carpenter dan says jobs may low wage. may part-time. but at least they are there. >> it's slowly coming back. will take a couple more years. >>reporter: presidential election we have seen it's the direction of the economy that moves voters and there is one more reporting period before election day, october numbers will be out november the second. 4 days before the election. in the newsroom, abc 7 news. >>> there are questions abou those new jonumbers ansome pele haveven suggested conspira theies. jothan karlpent the day tracking down the pple who crch the unemployment numbers. >> as soon as the new 7. 8% unemployment rate announced limbaugh and other conservative said the white
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